Panthers control from start to finish in non-conference win
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women's soccer team controlled play for the full 90 minutes on the way to an 11-0 win over Northern Vermont University-Lyndon in a game at Arold Field on Saturday afternoon.
Seven different Panthers scored, with four tallying multi-goal games, as PSU totaled its largest offensive output in nearly two decades.
Sophomore Mallory Lloyd (Hartland, Vt.) led the Panthers with two goals and an assist, while classmate Jordan Meier (Holderness, N.H.), senior Sabrina Sweeney (Raymond, N.H.) and freshman Sarah Hicks (Sutton, Mass.) all scored twice.
The Panthers start the season 2-0 for the second straight year, while NVU-Lyndon drops to 0-1.
Plymouth State 11, NVU-Lyndon 0
Plymouth State 2-0
How it Happened:
* Senior Kate Martin (Westmoreland, N.H.) got the scoring started off a direct kick by Lloyd. Lloyd sent the ball in from the left side, over the top of Lyndon's freshman goalkeeper, Lauren Young (Danville, Vt.), and Martin buried the ball into the empty net.
* Hicks doubled the Panthers' lead after collecting a cross from freshman Madeline Parisi (Hillsboro, N.H.) along the left endline and redirecting it past Young.
* Lloyd notched her first tally of the game after settling a ball from 35 yards out and flicking it low to the left corner.
* Meier scored her first goal on a shot from the left corner of the six-yard box.
* Sweeney's first tally came on a redirect of a 25-yard pass from senior Tabitha Josefik (Manchester, N.H.) and, following a strike from junior Michelle Henry (Melrose, Mass.), Sweeney made it 7-0 after connecting on a feed from sophomore Sofia Karlsson (Vaxjo, Sweden).
* PSU added four second half goals to wrap up the win.
Inside the Numbers:
* Young recorded an impressive 19 saves in her first collegiate game, after being faced with 30 shots on goal.
* Plymouth State owned a 53-0 advantage in shots, and 12-0 edge in corners.
* PSU has won seven straight meetings against the Hornets and improves to 17-1 all-time against Lyndon.
* Freshman Elena Register (Helena, Ala.) became the second straight Panther goalie to log a shutout without making a save.
Straight from the Coach's Mouth:
"It's a good problem to have, but when you look down the bench and can put in anyone and maintain the quality of play on the field it's really nice," said head coach Ryan Joy. "It's good to be deep and to have a lot of players make an impact. It's been a good opening weekend."
* The Panthers head out on the road for a non-conference match at Roger Williams next Saturday (Sept. 8), with game time set for 12:00 p.m.
* NVU-Lyndon is right back in action tomorrow. The Hornets travel to Becker College for a 1:00 p.m., non-conference contest.
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